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Flint expands on-trade team with new trio

Published:  20 November, 2018

Flint Wines has expanded its on-trade sales team with three new recruits.

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Matthew Clark announces Black Friday sale

Published:  19 November, 2018

Matthew Clark has announced it will be taking part in Black Friday again this year with a 24-hour sale including big discounts on leading brands such as Absolut, Belvedere, Bombay Sapphire, Disaronno, Peroni and Tanqueray.

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Accolade beats BMW and McLaren to manufacturing award

Published:  19 November, 2018

Accolade Wines, Britain’s largest wine supplier by volume, has scooped a top award for its Bristol-based bottling facility.

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Boutinot grows German portfolio

Published:  19 November, 2018

Boutinot has expanded its German portfolio with two new producers - AJ Adam and Horst Sauer.

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2018 Burgundy: excellent reds and solid whites

Published:  19 November, 2018

Panos Kakaviatos reports from Hospices de Beaune on the ins and outs of the 2018 vintage. 

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Record sales at the Hospices de Beaune

Published:  19 November, 2018

The 158th Hospices de Beaune wine auction enjoyed a record sale of €14,18 million (£12.6 million), according to auction organiser Christie’s.

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Educators from UK to India celebrated in WSET nominations

Published:  19 November, 2018

Educators which have taken up the WSET mantle to bring wine and spirits education to the world are being celebrated today following nominations for 2018.

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Thinking outside the wine barrel: 1000 Stories creator Bob Blue talks bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel

Published:  16 November, 2018

From his upbringing in the Church of Christian Science to bourbon barrel aged Zinfandel range 1000 Stories, Bonterra head winemaker Bob Blue has led and continues to lead a colourful life.

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Beauty and convenience trends ready to rock the boat in 2019

Published:  16 November, 2018

Healthy ageing and convenience are emerging opportunities for the drink sector next year, according to the Mintel Global food and drinks trends report 2019.

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New CIVL Languedoc president to focus on sustainability

Published:  16 November, 2018

The Languedoc’s interprofessional body has appointed Miren de Lorgeril as its new president, making her currently the only female president of an interprofession in France.

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The week that was

Published:  16 November, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Edinburgh Gin plans multi-million-pound distillery

Published:  16 November, 2018

Edinburgh Gin has unveiled plans to invest in a new multi-million-pound distillery in Edinburgh city centre.

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The Benevolent calls for support for annual ball

Published:  16 November, 2018

Trade charity The Benevolent is inviting members of the drinks industry to help it raise funds by attending its annual ball.

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ProWine China hits record numbers

Published:  15 November, 2018

ProWine China 2018 has celebrated its biggest show this year with record numbers of visitors as the Chinese market opens to the wine sector.

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Bordeaux targets YouTube generation with new UK campaign

Published:  15 November, 2018

The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) has launched a new digital campaign has launched to increase awareness of Bordeaux wines in the UK market - a major market for wine exports from the region.

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‘Ready to drink’ 2017 Burgundies could ease sky-high prices ahead of Brexit

Published:  15 November, 2018

The wines now emerging from Burgundy’s 2017 vintage could help to ease the pockets of restaurants and fine wine merchants, it has been suggested.

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Scientific study into Barbera d’Asti launched

Published:  15 November, 2018

A scientific study has been launched into the plant phytochemistry and the sensorial characteristics of Italian wine Barbera d’Asti.

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Trade remains fearful of no deal Brexit

Published:  15 November, 2018

Following Wednesday’s marathon Cabinet debate on Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal, the Prime Minister was reported to drink a glass of wine before stepping out from 10 Downing Street to address the media.

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Suppliers “operate in a climate of fear” warns FDF in Asda-Sainsbury’s probe

Published:  14 November, 2018

Suppliers effectively operate in a climate of fear as Sainsbury’s and Asda act as gatekeepers to the market”, the Food and Drinks Federation (FDF) has said in the latest round of consultations on the proposed supermarket merger. 

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Vindependents gin launch flags further expansion into spirits

Published:  14 November, 2018

The Vindependents has launched its first gin, with rum, bourbon, cognac and vodka to follow, as this independent merchant member-owned buying group looks to expand its portfolio into premium spirits.

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